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Old 01-10-2014, 11:58 AM   #1261
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Hi all,

Feel free to ask me any questions regarding to Japan.
Japan Trip Adviser here.
Been to Japan 21 times already in 4 yrs.
I'll try my best to answer. (^_^)

Not to hl, but these are the places i have been to.

Hokkaido, Niigata, Tokyo, Yokohama, Shizuoka, Gotemba,
Nagoya, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Okayama, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Tokushima

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Where would be the first place you'd recommend for someone who hasn't been there? =)
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Where would be the first place you'd recommend for someone who hasn't been there? =)
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:39 PM   #1263
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Kansai or Tokyo, though people will tend to go Tokyo...

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Old 01-10-2014, 01:20 PM   #1264
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Looking at the reports now, hope it would give me some ideas for my trip!
Thanks a lot

Suggested accommodation for 1 person? AirBnb or hotel?
You could try those capsule hotel since you're going for a solo trip
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:43 AM   #1265
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Hi, can I ask if are we able to buy unlocked iPhone from the physical apple store itself in japan and can it be used in singapore? Does the phone have any difference (functions/usability, I read Jpn phone doesn't allow u to switch the camera to silent?) between the unlocked iPhone in singapore?
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:30 PM   #1266
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Is it worth for me to buy any railway pass? Since it is 1 way. If but which one to buy?


Fly in Tokyo stay 2 days
Then move down to Koyoto and play and stop along the way. 6 Days.
Last 2 days at Osaka


Then fly to Taipei....
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Is it worth for me to buy any railway pass? Since it is 1 way. If but which one to buy?


Fly in Tokyo stay 2 days
Then move down to Koyoto and play and stop along the way. 6 Days.
Last 2 days at Osaka


Then fly to Taipei....

unlikely that u will need to get JR pass since the trip from Tokyo to Kyoto is 13600yen, while it cost 29110yen to get the JR pass
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unlikely that u will need to get JR pass since the trip from Tokyo to Kyoto is 13600yen, while it cost 29110yen to get the JR pass
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unlikely that u will need to get JR pass since the trip from Tokyo to Kyoto is 13600yen, while it cost 29110yen to get the JR pass
My family is also planning a one direction tour flying in at Tokyo and out from Osaka - had the same doubts that JR Pass may not be that worthwhile.

I suppose one key benefit of the JR Pass is also for convenience? Not sure how troublesome and time consuming it is to have to buy tickets for every train ride?

Hmm, can't quite make any heads or tails of the above website... is it a tour agent in Japan?
Chrome's Google Translate doesn't really help much...

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going to my first solo trip this november ...flight will reach kansai around 10-11 pm timing..now dunno which option should i opt for? ...stay/sleep at airport until morning then get icoca combo...or just travel to osaka or kyoto on before last train then stay the night at love hotel/mcd at either osaka/kyoto before going to hostel that i book in the morning.
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going to my first solo trip this november ...flight will reach kansai around 10-11 pm timing..now dunno which option should i opt for? ...stay/sleep at airport until morning then get icoca combo...or just travel to osaka or kyoto on before last train then stay the night at love hotel/mcd at either osaka/kyoto before going to hostel that i book in the morning.
I would rather travel to Osaka and crash there than to stay at the Airport. Personal preference. Can crash at a capsule hotel or manga cafe as well.
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My family is also planning a one direction tour flying in at Tokyo and out from Osaka - had the same doubts that JR Pass may not be that worthwhile.

I suppose one key benefit of the JR Pass is also for convenience? Not sure how troublesome and time consuming it is to have to buy tickets for every train ride?



Hmm, can't quite make any heads or tails of the above website... is it a tour agent in Japan?
Chrome's Google Translate doesn't really help much...

buying tickets is easy, not troublesome at all.
and u can get stored-value cards if u dun want to buy tickets every time.
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going to my first solo trip this november ...flight will reach kansai around 10-11 pm timing..now dunno which option should i opt for? ...stay/sleep at airport until morning then get icoca combo...or just travel to osaka or kyoto on before last train then stay the night at love hotel/mcd at either osaka/kyoto before going to hostel that i book in the morning.

if can make it to Osaka then I would stay in Osaka. have proper sleep then next day can enjoy more.


but if u planning to sleep in mcd, then might as well stay airport better
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My family is also planning a one direction tour flying in at Tokyo and out from Osaka - had the same doubts that JR Pass may not be that worthwhile.

I suppose one key benefit of the JR Pass is also for convenience? Not sure how troublesome and time consuming it is to have to buy tickets for every train ride?



Hmm, can't quite make any heads or tails of the above website... is it a tour agent in Japan?
Chrome's Google Translate doesn't really help much...
Here's an English explanation on Puratto Kodama
Puratto Kodama: Cheap Shinkansen Tickets | nihonshock

take note of the pricing has changed to higher one as listed in the original jp site. Eg Tokyo-Kyoto cost 10100(off peak), 11400(peak). normal price for the same route is 13600.
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My family is also planning a one direction tour flying in at Tokyo and out from Osaka - had the same doubts that JR Pass may not be that worthwhile.

I suppose one key benefit of the JR Pass is also for convenience? Not sure how troublesome and time consuming it is to have to buy tickets for every train ride?



Hmm, can't quite make any heads or tails of the above website... is it a tour agent in Japan?
Chrome's Google Translate doesn't really help much...
This info is in English, should be better to understand.

http://nihonshock.com/2010/02/puratt...ansen-tickets/
TOKYO ASAKUSA GUIDE - Puratto Kodama
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